Metropolitan Council Spring Session opens February 16

OCA

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - 16/2/16 The Spring Session of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America will open on Tuesday, February 16 and conclude on Thursday, February 18, 2016. The session will be chaired by His Beatitude, Metropolitan TIkhon.  Members of the Standing Synod of Bishops also will be present. “Metropolitan Tikhon will continue discussions with ...

AAC delegates express solidarity, support for suffering in Middle East

18th AAC

July 2015 - OCA After the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy early Thursday morning, July 23, 2015, and during the AAC’s fifth Plenary Session, delegates to the 18th All-American Council adopted a resolution expressing the Orthodox Church in America’s solidarity with Christians suffering persecution in the Middle East and calling on governments to do everything ...

OCA Holy Synod & Metropolitan Council approve revised Finance Resolution

18th AAC

July 2015 A revision of the Finance Resolution, slated to be presented at the 18th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America in Atlanta, GA July 20-24, 2015, has been approved by the Holy Synod of Bishops and the Metropolitan Council.  The text, which replaces that of the resolution already posted, is now available on ...

OCA Metropolitan Council concludes spring session

Met Council

HUNTINGTON, NY [OCA] The spring session of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America was held at Immaculate Conception Seminary here February 10-12, 2015. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, delivered the opening address, in which he reflected on the theme of the forthcoming 18th All-American Council [AAC], “How to Expand the Mission.” “Archbishop Anastasios of Albania reminds ...

OCA Metropolitan Council to meet February 10-12

HUNTINGTON, NY [OCA] - 12/2/15 The Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America will hold its semi-annual meeting at Immaculate Conception Seminary here Tuesday, February 10 through Thursday, February 12, 2015. According to Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, will offer the opening address and report, followed by reports from the officers ...

Metropolitan Council concludes spring session

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - 8/2/14 Despite travel delays due to the heavy snowfall affecting much of the US, members of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America gathered for their spring session at the Chancery here February 4-6, 2014. In his address to Council members, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon spoke on the vision of the ...

Metropolitan Council spring session opens

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - February 2014 Members of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America will gather at the Chancery here for their spring session during the first full week of February 2014. The opening session will be held on Tuesday, February 4. On the eve of the meeting, various committees met in preparation for ...

Lesser Synod, Metropolitan Council conclude meetings

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 4/3/13 The Lesser Synod of Bishops and theMetropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America met at the Chancery here February 25-28, 2013. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon presided at the sessions. Members of the Lesser Synod who participated included His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel; His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin; His Grace, Bishop Michael, secretary of the Holy Synod of Bishops.  ...

Holy Synod of Bishops concludes fall session

OCA 13/10/2012 The Holy Synod of Bishops met in plenary and closed sessions at the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America here October 9-11, 2012. According to Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary, the following decisions were made by the members of the Holy Synod during their gathering, which was chaired by His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel of ...

Metropolitan Council meets, passes budget, lowers 2013 assessments

OCA 29/9/2012 Members of the Metropolitan Council and the Lesser Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America held their fall session at the Chancery here Tuesday through Thursday, September 25-27, 2012. The meeting was chaired by His Grace, Bishop Michael as the Administrator of the OCA. According to Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary, the following were ...

Holy Synod, OCA officers, Metropolitan Council meet

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 11/7/2012 On Tuesday evening, July 10, 2012, members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, officers of the Church, and members of the Metropolitan Council met via conference call to discuss the recent resignation of Metropolitan Jonah. His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel, Locum Tenens, chaired the conference call, in which most ...

Metropolitan Council approves next steps in implementing the Strategic Plan

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 28/2/2012 At their meeting held at the Chancery here February 22-23, 2012, the members of the Orthodox Church in America’s Metropolitan Council unanimously approved proceeding with the implementation of the “Strategic Plan for the Orthodox Church in America: A Comprehensive Action Plan for the Next Decade. [The text of the Plan, updated to reflect ...

Metropolitan Council Concludes Meeting

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 30/9/2011 The meeting of the Orthodox Church in America’s Metropolitan Council was held at the Chancery here Wednesday and Thursday, September 28-29, 2011. In addition to members of the Metropolitan Council, members of the Lesser Synod of Bishops also participated. A number of guests — including Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko, advisor; Archpriest Matthew Tate, consultant ...

Metropolitan Council Charity Committee forwards $5000 donation to IOCC

06/03/2011 SYOSSET, NY [OCA] -- The Charity Committee of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America recently approved and sent a $5,000.00 donation to International Orthodox Christian Charities for its ongoing relief and recovery efforts. The donation to IOCC is the second approved by the Charity Committee in nearly three months. On March 16, ...

Metropolitan Council concludes Spring Session

5/06/2011 Orthodox Church in America CHICAGO, IL [OCA] -- The spring session of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America opened at Christ the Savior Church, Chicago, IL on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, presided. His Grace, Bishop Melchisedek of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania chaired the ...

OCA Secretary responds to recent Enquiries

03/25/2011 SYOSSET, NY [OCA] -- In response to numerous enquires with regard to the current situation of the Orthodox Church in America, Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary, stated on Friday, March 25, 2011, that the work of the Church, especially with regard to the Holy Synod of Bishops, continues uninterrupted. "The members of the Holy Synod ...

Title to Historic Church Lands Returned to Alaska

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] -- In an historic vote at its regular fall session here September 20-23, 2010, the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America voted unanimously to return title to the ownership of Orthodox Christians in Alaska all real estate the national Church has held in trust since 1867. The decision was immediately ...

Metropolitan Council meeting Continues

Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] -- Members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America and the Metropolitan Council gathered at Our Lady of Kazan Church, Sea Cliff, NY, for a retreat on Monday evening and Tuesday, September 20-21, 2010. Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of Saint Vladimir's Seminary, Crestwood, ...

Metropolitan Council’s September 20-23 meeting to open with retreat led by Fr. Thomas Hopko

16/9/2010 Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] -- The Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America will hold its fall meeting Monday through Thursday, September 20-23, 2010. The meeting will open with a retreat led by Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of Saint Vladimir's Seminary, Crestwood, NY. "The retreat was planned at the last session of the ...

Kondraticks Reach Settlement with OCA

05/21/2010 Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA/Office of the Metropolitan] – On May 1, 2010, the Metropolitan Council and Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America approved settlement of lawsuits between the Church and its former Chancellor, Robert Kondratick, and his wife Elizabeth. According to the terms of the settlement, the OCA will ...